"Insert Coin Here," a single-movement work for piano and fixed media, was written by composer Zackery Wilson. Following its completion, the piece was premiered by the composer in April 2010 at the University of Texas at Austin. The composition has received several awards including a Finalist, 2011 ASCAP/SEAMUS Student Commission Competition and a Finalist, 2011 ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Award. For more information, see:


Here are some program notes:

"In 'Insert Coin Here,' we find an overconfident, diva-like pianist (is there any other kind?) try his hand(s) at a musical video game (read: not 'Guitar Hero'). The game starts simple enough for the pianist as the music is presented in a straightforward manner. However, as he progresses through the various "stages," the music becomes increasingly difficult and, ultimately, too fast for the performer, at which point he is unable to continue. Will he be able to revive himself? Restore his confidence? Complete the game?"


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